I cannot tell you how many face pictures I had to take today. It's too embarrassing. I am going to blame TOtM for the fact that my face didn't work - as opposed to the makeup. Because that bit I liked!
I slapped on the foundation, a bit of shadow and the standard basics of mascara and eyeliner before I got to the cheeks. On went Tom Ford Frantic Pink and chasing that was Kevyn Aucoin's Celestial Powder in Candlelight.
This was a purchase made in the UK and here's what I remember thinking upon seeing it:
a) This is friggin tiny. It looks like it should be an eyeshadow.
b) Okay, so it's wee but the warm pale gold tone and fine texture make up for it.
It's very pretty and all that but the problem with highlighters is that once you've seen one, you've seen them all. It is very hard to discern one brand from the other, objectively review them and even capture the difference in a photograph.
But I do think this is slightly different from the likes of Dior's "Diamond" series or any of the others in my collection. And this is why:
a) It's a very fine finish. This is the kind of highlighter you could slap on during the day and not worry about. Pores won't be magnified but the high points of your face that you want to "pop" will be.
b) It gives good shine. Some highlighters can make you look like a grease ball. Admittedly I have a heavy hand so it's probably more my lacklustre application than the product itself but I feel like this is a foolproof choice because the veil of glow that it gives is subtle and beautiful!
I would recommend it BUT if I am totally honest, you could probably get by with a shadow like MAC Nylon and it wouldn't be totally dissimilar. Okay, Kevyn Aucoin's has more of a warm undertone to it but once blended on the face I don't think even the most fervent makeup collector could tell the difference!
On the rest of the face:
Foundation: Tom Ford Traceless foundation in Natural with Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Classic Beige over the top. I also added a bit of the Clarins Splendour bronzer over the top. More the merrier!
Concealer: Collections 2000 Lasting Perfection...just incredible. Still.
Eyeshadow: A By Terry trio that I cannot find anywhere and have no idea what it's called! I mainly used the light shade and the brown for a light wash.
Eyeliner: L'oreal eyeliner and Isadora mascara (meh!)
Lips: Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Rose Brown with a slick of Too Faced La Creme in Nude Beach
I hope you had a good Friday. I pottered around the house and before I went to Waitrose (rock on!) watched the sunset on Jumeirah Beach. I always go to a little spot behind Sunset Mall. It's quiet and you always get a good rock to sit on :)
My name is Laura and I am a sunset-o-holic :)
And because there is no other place to put it, I want to show off my new silver flats. Simone got these for me and they are perfect. Comfortable, pointed toe and well, silver!
Have a great night and I will see you tomorrow!